Return to the Square Foot Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Cu ft in 40 lb of mushroom compost?

Posted by sarahrose (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 6, 07 at 20:18

Does anyone know how many cubic feet are in a 40 lb sack of mushroom compost from Lowes? The people at Lowes guessed 1 cu ft.

I am in the process of building my first 4x8 bed with 2 layers of concrete blocks and a 2" paver on the top. Have the blocks placed and some dirt in the bottom. Have purchased peat moss, coarse vermiculite, and mushroom compost. The peat moss and vermiculite give the cu ft, the mushroom compost does not.

Am planning to put strawberries in the bed for next year.

Thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Cu ft in 40 lb of mushroom compost?

I wrote a post on my site about this. I measured it out and found a 40 lb bag of compost equals 0.75 cubic feet. Take a look at this post. I did all the math and found a great way to measure it out.

Are you using more than just mushroom compost? You really need to mix three of four types together to get all the micro-nutrients you need.

Here is a link that might be useful: The best SFG measuring Cup


 o
RE: Cu ft in 40 lb of mushroom compost?

Thank you appmy.

I got a 2 cuft sack of cotton boll compost to go with the 6 40 lb sacks of mushroom compost I already had. Did not know that a person should get different kinds of compost.

Will probably get it put together next weekend.

Thanks again.


 o
RE: Cu ft in 40 lb of mushroom compost?

I used a compost from Maine that contained muscle shells, salmon and blueberries... I didn't realize you needed to mix up your compost and have already planted my plants.. I hope it works out ok.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Square Foot Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here